I teach in an area where many of my students and their families are on foodstamps. You cannot believe what they go through to obtain and keep receiving these foodstamps. Hours and hours in line, constant check-ins, months where their moms can't take off work to go through the red tape to update paperwork, so they run out of food. You cannot believe the red tape. There are so many articles online with factual data about the "gamers". It's harder than you think. Unless you are counting non-citizens as scammers.... Then, that's a different thing.